Fifteen diesel-electric locomotives produced by the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Dalian Co Ltd are ready to be delivered to New Zealand, reports Chinanews.com. This will be the fourth group of locomotives that CRRC Dalian has exported to the country.
With a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour, the fifteen high-end locomotives have upgraded brake systems and improved energy conservation.
In addition, a joint venture with investment by CRRC Dalian and a New Zealand company has been set up to provide technical and maintenance services for the locomotives in New Zealand.
In 2009, a contract for 20 locomotives was signed between CRRC Dalian and New Zealand, which marked the first entry of China-made locomotives into a developed country. CRRC Dalian has exported 48 locomotives to New Zealand over the past ten years.
CRRC Dalian also has contracts in Malaysia, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Cover Photo: A model of diesel-electric locomotive made by CRRC Dalian on display, September 9, 2016. (Photo: IC)